Friday, June 3, 2011

Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party

UPDATE IV: Republi-cons con the Tea Party "while reassuring Wall Street that it's political theater":

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As he notes, raising the debt ceiling is so "2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and twice in 2008."

UPDATE III: Republi-cons promised $100 billion in budget cuts this year, then they reduced the cuts "to perhaps $50 billion to $60 billion." In the end, they were only able to propose cuts of $32 billion.

The Tea Party has been conned, and Rand Paul knows it. Read ABC News, Rand Paul Says Republicans 'Aren't Maybe Brave Enough' to Tackle Deficit.

UPDATE II: A Pledge to America, "the manifesto House Republicans published last September, included the promise, “We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone. . . [But on Tuesday Republi-cons reduced "their goal to perhaps $50 billion to $60 billion." Read The New York Times, Republicans Lower Goal for Cuts to Budget.

No more blamin Obama!

UPDATE: "At the moment when it seemed as if Bachmann [and the Tea Party] fringe would have to be welcomed into the fold, establishment Republicans pushed her back." Read Slate, The GOP's Michele Bachmann Problem.

The civil war continues: Republi-CON establishment v. Republi-CON rage.

Don't let them tell you otherwise, "[i]n Washington, it's business as usual." Read the Washington Post, Forget Tea Party rhetoric - pork barrel politics is back.

The Republi-CON "Not Intended to be a Factual Statement" and "Misinformation" Propaganda Industry

UPDATE III: Palin joins the Republi-con "not intended to be a factual statement" campaign. "She spent half an hour the other day chatting with Fox News’s Greta van Susteren. . .

Much of the interview consisted of fluffy stuff, but every so often van Susteren diverted into asking about policy issues. Palin responded with her trademark style of making broad assertions with only a shaky command of the facts. Read the Washington Post, Sarah Palin collects a bushel of Pinocchios on her bus tour.

UPDATE II: "Gingrich's epic press release that has D.C. buzzing":

BTW, Designer Jon White turned the press release into an illustrated poem:

UPDATE: Newt joins the Republi-con "not intended to be a factual statement" campaign. From the Washington Post:

After a Republi-con lied in a Senate budget debate, his office "explained that it was 'not intended to be a factual statement.'" Read CNN, Colbert vs. Kyl and spread of 'misinformation'.

And "WorldNetDaily's [editor-in-chief] Joseph Farah explains the journalistic standards at his Birther news website." Read Salon, Right-wing publisher: We run "some misinformation".

All part of the Republi-con fear, anger and hatred political campaign.